By: Diane Benjamin
Tom DeVore is the bravest attorney in Illinois. He is the one that filed lawsuits against Pritzker’s illegal executive orders and won. Pritzker appealed and, since this is Illinois, the Supreme Court will hold out as long as possible before ruling.
School Districts who claim they will lose funding if they don’t require masks are lying – according to Tom. He posted this on Facebook:
Chris Koos has no problem violating Town Code. The Council voted themselves raises in December of 2018. They took effect May 1st of this year since sitting members can’t vote for their own raises.
Pretending to be magnanimous, Koos announced last year he wouldn’t take the salary increase he pushed for. In 2009 his salary was increased from $10,000 to $18,000. The latest raise took it to $32,000. Details in this story: https://blnnews.com/2018/12/14/koos-and-council-get-raises/
Chris Koos check stub obtained by FOIA:
Koos didn’t take the raise – 692.30 x 26 checks a year = $17,999.80
If the Code isn’t changed back to $18,000, when Koos leaves office he can demand to be paid per code. The Town auditor could find this and force the Town to pay him. The Town attorney is evidently asleep.
Remember when Trump said he wouldn’t take a salary? He wasn’t allowed to do that so he donated it all to charity.
Municipal code only applies when Koos and company want it to. Since the Town doesn’t include payroll in the bills like Bloomington does, Koos could get a lump sum in the future and we would never know. Meanwhile, he can pretend he’s doing taxpayers a favor.
I’m disgusted with the citizens of Normal who had sewage in their basements and those in other parts of the City with major flooding who didn’t bother to comment at the last Council meeting. They must be scared of Koos. I hear one of the Uptown hotels had lots of water in the lobby. Instead of maintaining existing infrastructure and providing adequate services citizens pay for, the Council is all in for Rivian. Citizens get what they demand. You must love sewage in your homes.
Socialist Sonny Garcia is just the latest local taking orders from Chicago. See this story: https://blnnews.com/2021/07/09/rejecting-socialists-or-supporting-them/
He didn’t come up with the Afrosocialist name himself:
Jenn Carillo failed miserably at getting the people elected in Bloomington Chicago wants – socialists. Chicago socialists have passed the baton to Garcia:
Just so I have a safe place to keep this, Garcia posted the names of other socialists.
This list might come in handy in the future:
A comment here stated AP courses aren’t being offered at local high schools. I FOIA’d both Unit 5 and District 87.
This is the list Unit 5 claims are offered:
The next question is: What is being taught in these classes? 1619 Project?